Precision Journalism: A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods / Edition 4

Precision Journalism: A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods / Edition 4

by Philip Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742510883

ISBN-13: 9780742510883

Pub. Date: 02/25/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of

Overview

Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. New to this edition are an overview of the use of theory and science in journalism; game theory applications; introductions to lurking variables and multiple and logistic regression; and developments in election surveys. Key topics retained and updated include elements of data analysis; the use of statistics, computers, surveys, and experiments; database applications; and the politics of precision journalism. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742510883
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/25/2002
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Journalism We Need Chapter 2 Using Numbers Rationally Chapter 3 Some Elements of Data Analysis Chapter 4 Harnessing the Power of Statistics Chapter 5 Computers Chapter 6 Surveys Chapter 7 Lurking Variables, Part I Chapter 8 Lurking Variables, Part II Chapter 9 Experiments: In the Lab, in the Field, and in Nature Chapter 10 Databases Chapter 11 How to Analyze an Election Chapter 12 The Politics of Precision Journalism Chapter 13 Appendix: Three Things to Measure with Census Data

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